Keeping a Training-Ready Mindset During COVID-19

May 22, 2020, 9:45 a.m. (ET)

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced its commitment to join the nationwide movement to promote Mental Health Awareness Month in May through its “We Are Team USA” campaign. The promotion of “in this together” is focused on raising awareness around mental health resources and needs within the Team USA community and promoting a culture that encourages proactively seeking and delivering mental health support for everyone.

That big goal on the horizon just got shifted. You've been working for years toward it, and the start of 2020 brought more structure, intensity and focus in your pursuit. Now, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponed, it's possible that you feel like you don't know what you're aiming for. There will come a time when you know more about the timeline for 2020 and 2021, but in the interim, you have to bring some of the routine that was created by training your everyday life. You must keep a training-ready mindset during all of this and the below document provides some good roadmap.


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If you or someone you know is experiencing an urgent mental health issue, we encourage you to text HOME to 741741, or call (800) 273-8255 to speak to a mental health professional. In the process of helping yourself, you may be inspiring courage in others to seek help as well.

Recently, USA Field Hockey announced a partnership with BelievePerform, the world’s leading online source for mental health and well-being. With the current conditions and high levels of uncertainty across the world, the organization is proud to have BelievePerform supporting members to learn and develop their mental fitness. BelievePerform is an online platform that provides member coaches/umpires/adults, athletes/parents and high-performance coaches with high-quality content to help improve performance. The website includes a variety of material which caters to all audiences and includes articles, videos, podcasts and infographics.

USA Field Hockey Members get a special discount price to purchase a Mental Fitness Program Upgrade for a reduced price of $25 per year. Click here to learn more.